There was just something about that piece that made me chuckle at the end. There were some phrases in the middle that I loved too, but by the time I'd finished it I'd forgotten them!
Brilliant as always!
Author's Response: Thank you. This was an odd one to write, based on a banner someone made. Wasn't quite sure it worked, to tell you the truth, but it was fun in the end to write. ~Carole~
Write more please!!! This is really good! Xx
Author's Response: Thank you for the review. Unfortunately this was only ever intended to be a oneshot, and I can't see me expanding it. Don;t really have any ideas where it could go. Thanks anyway ~Carole~
Carole, I read this when you first posted it, and honestly thought I reviewed it then, but alas, I guess I didn't. So sorry.
So, while reading through fics trying to inspire my muse, of course, I read through your stuff for a Sirius fix. LOL
As always, I am truly amazed at your ability to keep canon characters in character. It doesn't matter the situation, you always write them true to canon. When I created the banner and the prompt, I knew the story would be a difficult one, and I am very happy with your story. It is just what I was looking for.
In one of your review responses, you hinted at a follow-up chapter with Reg, now that would be very interesting to read...hint hint...
Author's Response: Hmm, I can't see me writing a follow-up now, the inspiration has long since gone. Thanks for the review, Terri, and hope you managed to find some inspiration from somewhere. ~Carole~
A good Severus story always catches my attention. Anyways, I typed your name into the search box; I wanted to read something good, and I know I can always find that from you. So I saw this story and I thought, "Aw, how sweet. Let's see what it's like."
And when I read it I was just amazed. This story is so realistic, it is unbelievable. It could very well be canon.
Like always, you have your characterization spot on. Like I said, the characters and plot make this story seem almost like it could be a "missing moment" kind of story.
Sirius and Severus, what an interesting thought. You'd always think that if a Marauder and Severus would be friends, someone would make it James and Severus, but this was interesting. Nicely done.
Sometimes when I read a story like this with Severus in the afterlike and Lily thanking him, it is just uuugggghhh because it is so not Lily! This story was like a breath of fresh air because I could really believe that it was Lily. She's a hard character to capture, but of course you do it perfectly.
Well, very nicely done. I enjoyed it.
Author's Response: Wow! Thank you very much. I actually found this a hard story to write and nearly chucked it away, but it was written for a challenge ... and I can never resist a challenge. It was the introduction of other characters like Lily and also Tonks that made me finish it. If I'd just written Severus and Sirius then I think they'd have killed each other in the first paragraph (odd, can the dead 'die' again?) Reallypleased you liked the characterisation. I find Lily the hardest to write. Thanks again ~Carole~
Great oneshot! It was a great perspective and a really interesting read. Poor Snape, even in death he's miserable but it was great to see him get some closure and, all in all, I loved it.
Author's Response: Thank you for the review. It was an odd story to write but I rather liked the way it turned out in the end. ~Carole~
I wish this wasn't a one shot, I love how you brought one of my favorite characters out of his shell and shown him the "light" as it were. Keep it up I do love this one. I would really like to see a sequel or this turned into a longer story even. Thank you for your genius and way with words, it makes me happy to know that there are still some people with a good imagination out there and to give Snape his due...Thank you.
Author's Response: Thank you very much for the review and the praise. I don't think there'll be a sequel, unless I can think of a new angle as they are just about reconciled now. Hmmm, Regulus entering perhaps *ponders*. ~Carole~
And than kyou for posting this right now - I have to say that I have had a hell o fa day and needed a decent fic or two to survive...
Author's Response: Sorry about your day, Thea. Hopefully things will improve today. Glad this went some small way to helping you survive. Oh, and credit to Terri, it was her banner that provided the inspiration. ~Carole~
I really like what you have done with this story so far!! There is so much potential in it. You could show his progressing relationships with the former-mauraders, see if he can improve on all the great potions of the world, maybe meet some famous deceased people, taunt Voldemot in his personal hell (thats what I would do right away), find out if Sirius is successful with his firewhiskey (and if he shares some with Severus!), or even just show him watching over people on earth, Harry could even be one of them. Severus might even discover Lily's child, not the arrogant trouble-maker he has seen all these years. I think you have something very special here, and I would love to see more of it :)
Author's Response: Oh, don't tempt me!Thank you very muchfor the review, and I'm pleased you enjoyed the fic, but it's supposed to be a oneshot... hmmm... you have got me thinking now, though. I'd love to see Severus loosening up with his new bestie! ~Carole~
I loved this fic to pieces. I have a weakness for afterlife fics, where they all get together in heaven and sort up make up for everything. But this one felt different from the rest. Severus feeling the pain because his feelings and conflicts weren't resolved as yet - that was a great idea.
All in all, you made me very happy by reconciling Black and Snivellus. :D
By the way, how are you managing everything? The mind boggles.
Author's Response: I have a time turner, Natalie, and it lets me repeat hours ;p. Thank you for the review, and I'm pleased you enjoyed it because a Smape/Sirius friendship is kinda hard to imagine. ~Carole~
I like it. Severus and Sirius becoming friends in the afterlife is very interesting and this is a great start to a friendship that will be true, but probably full of annoyance. And I mean that in a good way. I always love to read a good Severus Snape story. Congrats on your QSQ by the way!
Author's Response: Thank you for the review and the congrats. I think they would have annoyed the hell out of each other, too. ~Carole~
You know, I rather hope it is the start of something good. There was so much regret and bitterness in the lives of the Marauders and Snape. It would be nice to think there was something better waiting for them.
Loved this! Thanks for the resolutions--and the hope!
Author's Response: Thank you, Di. I'm pleased you enjoyed the story. Sometimes I can't believe JK wiped out a generation like that ... still upsets me. ~Carole~